Friday, April 16, 2010

I'm so Lucky!

I won a giveaway a few weeks ago that I've been meaning to post about. Thank goodness, I was actually able to capture it on my camera before it went kaput!

The wonderful artist and inspirational blogger/published author, Kelly Rae Roberts had a very generous giveaway a few weeks ago. I've been a big fan of Kelly's work and blog for quite a while now. I even own some of her art already, so you can imagine how excited I must have been when I read that I had won one of her fabulous gifts! It was so fun to receive such a wonderful surprise in the mail-- and don't you just love how she addressed the package?! It made me feel very special.

And this is the wonderful canvas print she sent me! In comparison to my other pieces, it's a pretty substantial piece, at 16"x16". I really, really love it. I love the colors, the textures, and she creates such beautiful faces! So pretty! Thank you soooo much, Kelly!
On the stitching homefront... I haven't given up on my sampler. I just keep ripping up my most current square and re-doing it... over, and over again. (Seriously, four times... really.) It's been such a tough one to capture with thread. I will post it when I'm satisfied enough with it. Really. I promise.
Also, thank you so much, sweet bloggie friends, for your input on cameras. I actually made a decision yesterday and went with the Cannon Power Shot SX120IS. My last camera was a Cannon Power Shot also, so I think I'll be able to take pictures with it without too much confusion! I'm not very high tech. I think writing this blog is the most high tech thing I've ever done. Operating the microwave oven comes in a close 2nd.


Norma said...

How lucky you are, it's gorgeous!

rosanna said...

LOvely picture. The little fairy is so sweet. I got you: I'm at a Neanderthal stage when it comes to tecnology. Mini hugs Rosanna

Debbie said...

Beautiful Canvas Jill. Love the colours that Kelly has used in her art work.
Nice to hear that you've got a new camera, look forward to seeing the pictures..

Jo said...

Awesome prize! That's a beautiful painting, and I love the wording on her skirt! Congrats,Jill!

Connie said...

Jill, I'm a big fan of Kelly Rae Roberts too! Congrats on winning and on your new camera! Have a great weekend! :) connie

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Jill!

You lucky girl, you! What a great giveaway's just beautiful!

You are going to love your new camera! Good luck, sweetie!

Can't wait to see that stitching...

xo Paulette ;)

Claudia said...

Jill -
I have the Canon PowerShot SX10IS and I love it. I'm a big fan of Canon cameras.

Congratulations on your win - what a fantastic piece of art!